A strong sense of community for the Chinese nation
The report delivered at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China on October 18, 2017 said that "We will fully implement the Party's policies concerning ethnic groups, heighten public awareness of ethnic unity and progress, and create a strong sense of community for the Chinese nation. We will encourage more exchanges and interactions among different ethnic groups, helping them remain closely united like the seeds of a pomegranate that stick together, and work jointly for common prosperity and development."
China started to carry out the paring assistance program in Xinjiang in 1997 when it sent government officials from developed regions to work and hold tenures there. Pairing assistance, a national strategy in China to channel financial and personnel support to less developed regions, has significantly boosted progress and social stability in Xinjiang, and will continue to help the region achieve prosperity.
Sustained financial and personnel support has significantly contributed to economic development, poverty reduction, ethnic solidarity, and social progress in the autonomous region. The program has created jobs, built homes, roads and other infrastructure, and provided locals with better access to education and medical services.
The banner of socialist rule of law must be held high to maintain lasting social stability in Xinjiang, ensuring that the requirement for fully advancing China's law-based governance covers all areas of the work related to Xinjiang.
People living and working in contentment
Continuous efforts have been made to ensure stability on six fronts—employment, the financial sector, foreign trade, foreign investment, domestic investment, and expectations—while maintaining security in six areas: job security, basic living needs, operations of market entities, food and energy, stable industrial and supply chains, and the normal functioning of primary-level governments.